Re: LIST options change

Subject: Re: LIST options change
From: Kris Jaeger <krisj -at- MEI -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 1994 13:29:27 -0600

Kim Ballard writes:

>The Technical Writing List has truly taught me a lot, and I probably
>should have said thanks to Eric much earlier.

>I hate now to say "Oh, no" in response to something Eric has done,
>because he does so much right and for tons of people. BUT, geez, I
>don't like the idea of setting Techwr-L up so that messages
>automatically go back to the original poster instead of the list.

I vote just the opposite of Kim. Having been away for a few days and then
having to read/remove all these messages that don't necessarily need to go
to the entire list is really a pain.

Besides, if someone is going to flame, they can flame to the individual and
have to think twice or three times before sending it to the entire list and
cluttering up my/everyone's mailbox.

I appreciate the courtesy of those who ask questions ("have you ever heard
of" or "how do you do this") and then offer to post the results to the
list. If the sender doesn't offer to post to the list, I fire off a
separate email asking the sender to send me a posting. I like having the
control and I thank Eric for doing what he did.

My $.02.

Kris Jaeger Marquette Electronics, Inc.
krisj -at- mei -dot- com Diagnostic Technical Communication
8200 W. Tower Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53223 USA
Telephone: (414) 362-2605
Fax: (414) 357-5988

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